The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma lion pride and two Birmingham males moving around in our area for the whole week.

Nkuhuma pride – Morné Fouché

Monday, 13 March 2017
(31ºC)

  • A pack of 15 wild dogs feeding on a kudu kill on Simbambili firebreak
  • Salayexe, the female leopard feeding on a juvenile kudu on Drongo North
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on Shombaan Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Two elephant bulls feeding around Treehouse Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Three Birmingham male lions resting on Majingi open area
  • Three lionesses of the Styx pride and two cubs resting close to Worsboom Crossing

 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
(32ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard still feeding on the kudu kill on Drongo North
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Lowveld Link
  • Tingana, the male leopard resting at Jaggi Pan
  • Nkuhuma lion pride resting on Buffalo Scull South
  • Shadow, the female leopard and one cub moving north from Maraken Drive

 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
(37ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Matundaluka Pan Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard resting in a Marula tree on EP driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP driveway
  • Tiyani, the young female leopard resting in a Marula tree on Xinzele Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Lowveld Link
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari/Shirley’s cutline
  • Nkuhuma lion pride resting on Pipe Line Road
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at Bushcamp Pan

Elephant bull – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 16 March 2017
(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Hosana, the young male leopard and Xongile, the young female leopard playing at Baboon Pan
  • One Birmingham male lion resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Tiyani, the young female leopard resting in a Marula tree on Rhulani Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard resting in a Marula tree on Track South
  • Kurula, the female leopard moving north on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Two Styx pride lionesses and two cubs resting east of Mholowati Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on A-main

 

Friday, 17 March 2017

(28ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • Three Nkuhuma lionesses and six cubs moving east from Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult
  • One elephant feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Tiyani, resting in a tree on Xinzele Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam

 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

(34ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting at Big Dam
  • Three Birmingham male lions resting on Bushcamp West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Buffalo Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Buffalo Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Tamboti open area

Kudu bull – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 19 March 2017

(26ºC, 4mm rain)

  • Three Nkuhuma lionesses, six cubs and two Birmingham male lions feeding on a warthog kill at Boundary Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Leeukuil
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM South

 

 

 

 

 

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